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Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
ISBN13: 978-0061885068
Title: Cat Striking Back: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mysteries)
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Language: English
Category: Womens Fiction
Publisher: HarperLuxe; Larger Print edition (October 27, 2009)
Pages: 388

Cat Striking Back: A Joe Grey Mystery (Joe Grey Mysteries) by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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A perfect little mystery. Joe Grey is the ultimate hero, and the message of love behind this tale is one that everyone should learn. A murder without a body and burglaries without anything stolen nudge the cats’ growing concern for the safety of their human friends. You will love the characters-the cats in the story are incredible and immensely lovable. -Armchair Interviews. Joe Grey and Dulcie undertake an investigation which ends with release of a man wrongly accused, providing evidence the police missed that only a cat could have found. Clever dialogue, fast-paced action, humor, and interactions between cats and humans. Good fun for cat lovers and fans of offbeat fantasy. Joe Grey is the only witness to a murder.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Okay, I have been reading Joe Grey mysteries for years and highly recommend them for animal and mystery lovers alike. I can never wait until the next book comes out. I have even replaced most of my hard copies with e-books on my tablet and do not mind the double purchases at all just so I can have them at hand easily and at all times as I am a tried and true bibliophile.

The fur of Joe Grey, Feline . that is. After all, Molena Point has been his home since he was a kitten eating scraps from the garbage behind the local delicatessen, and he doesn't take well to marauding strangers. Joe even wonders whether the blonde who's moved into next to his human companion Clyde could be a part of the gang––she's been acting pretty suspicious lately. But when the strangers start trapping and caging feral cats––speaking cats like Joe and his girlfriend Dulcie––it proves too much for the intrepid four–footed detective.

Written by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Audiobook narrated by Susan Boyce. Your audiobook is waitin. at Striking Back. By: Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Narrated by: Susan Boyce. Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins. A Joe Grey Mystery, Book 1. Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins.

By Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Release Date: 2013-11-01. Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers. Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Cat Playing Cupid: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Laughing Last: The Joe Grey Mysteries, Book 7. Cat Seeing Double: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Deck the Halls: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Shout for Joy: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Coming Home: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Striking Back: A Joe Grey Mystery. Cat Raise the Dead: A Joe Grey Mystery. Shirley Rousseau Murphy

“Murphy’s series is top-notch...a real treat.”—Cats magazine


The acclaimed mystery writer whom Kirkus Reviews praises for having “raised the stakes of the feline sleuth genre,” Shirley Rousseau Murphy brings back cat detectives Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit in Cat Striking Back. Arguably the most unusual sleuth in contemporary crime fiction, Joe Grey is at his curious best when he pads across evidence of a heinous crime but with no victim in sight. Cat Striking Back is a treat for readers of Lillian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, and Carole Nelson Douglas—for cat people and anyone who loves a good whodunit—a bravura display of the mastery that has won Murphy an unprecedented seven straight Muse Medallions from the national Cat Writers Association.

Reviews: 7
This is the latest in a series about cats who can talk and read, and owners who know it! Joe Grey is one of them and he calls the police when he sees a crime.

He's taking some live mice to a mother cat who can't go hunting and who needs MEAT while she's nursing, according to Dulcie, Joe's companion. As he's carrying the mice he smells blood and sees evidence of a body being dragged in the bottom of an abandoned pool. He delivers the mice, calls the police, returns to the scene, and finds that it has been cleaned up. Someone has returned and hosed down around the pool and in the pool to smooth up the dirt in it. However, the policewoman who comes notices that the hose is dripping, the walk is only partly wet, and looks for evidence. She finds blood spots!

Through the book you follow the murderer as he disposes of the body, (a wild talking cat, Sage, sees him burying it in a drain that is going to be concreted in) and thinks he's safe. He leaves and robs four houses whose owners are in vacation. You learn that he and his wife, the dead woman, make a practice of moving into a nice neighborhood for a couple of years, befriend all the neighbors, exchange house keys to feed pets, wait until the neighbors are on vacation, rob them and their own house of valuables, and leave on a trip they've told everyone about. He is an asthmatic and has left his inhaler somewhere. When he goes back looking for it he sees the cat who watched him bury his wife, panics, and throws a hammer through the window at Sage.

Sage, the wild cat, had talked to one of the 'city' cats and told her what he had seen. It gets reported to Ryan, the contractor who is doing the remodeling, and she digs up the concrete which has just been poured, calls the police before they dig for the body and find it.

The cats, Joe, Dulcie, and Kit, follow through on everything. Their prowess doesn't fail them.

The book is fun to read, and the mystery of who got killed and who did the killing is kept a secret until late in the book. I'm always waiting for the next book in this series.
Okay, I have been reading Joe Grey mysteries for years and highly recommend them for animal and mystery lovers alike. I can never wait until the next book comes out. I have even replaced most of my hard copies with e-books on my tablet and do not mind the double purchases at all just so I can have them at hand easily and at all times as I am a tried and true bibliophile.

One has to love talking cats with attitude. The interactions between the cats and humans can be hilarious and the story lines are highly entertaining, especially if you love detective novels, too. I love the fact that these stories entertain without foul language or drawn out and unnecessary-to-the-story love-making scenes. This series is all about entertaining and solving a mystery which is why I pick up such a novel in the first place.

I do regret taking away one star because of technical issues. I very rarely read a book where I don't find some typo or some sentence where you see the sentence was started one way and then was changed without changing the rest of it to match. Such mistakes haven't taken away from the stories which have them, but they are there. The Joe Grey mysteries are thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to reading them for a long while.
This is the 15th mystery in Shirley Rousseau Murphy's marvelous series, one that seems to get better and better with each book. In this installment, Joe Grey, bearing a gift of six mice to a litter of kittens, notices signs of a recent murder in an empty swimming pool, but there is no body to be seen. Joe and his two fellow feline detectives, Dulcie and Kit, investigate four neighborhood houses whose owners are on vacation. The challenge is to prove that there has indeed been a murder and to determine who the killer is. Occasional chapters are written from the anonymous killer's point of view, and the author cleverly challenges the reader to figure out which of the neighborhood men and women are, respectively, the culprit and the victim.

I love this series. Molena Point, a fictional small town on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California, is a lovely setting. The regular characters, both human and feline, are likable and intelligent. Even the dogs, who, unlike the talking cats, have no otherworldly talents, are wonderful characters. The plotting is always strong and complex.

It's a good idea to read this series in order, as the characters go through many changes. In this book, longtime bachelor Clyde Damen has married Ryan Flannery, and the couple are embarking on new ventures. Charlie, who is married to Police Chief Max Harper, is contemplating selling her housecleaning and repair business to concentrate on her art. I've found this series to be very re-readable, and have lately been enjoying the earlier books for the second time. It's a special delight, however, when Ms. Murphy comes out with a brand-new book to be savored for the first time.
I LOVE the Joe Grey series. My only negative comment is that the author needs to find another word to use in place of sour. Everything is sour apparently. It gets old when one is reading the whole series. Other than that, the series is well worth reading if you love cats. The author has an excellent knowledge of the nature of cats and horses.
Yellow Judge
All is quiet in Molena Point as Joe carries his gift over roof tops on the way he smells DEATH. Keep in the struggling mice tight he investigates the area and finds a scene of death. He continues on and leaves the gift for Mango.
Meanwhile Kit and Dulice make friends with Tansy a clowder cat. Randy used to live in the town before she was dumped in wilderness area. Tansy is a lot of help as she knows the houses. Sage watches the killer bury the woman and is hurt.
Clyde has decide to sell his antique cars and joined Ryan in restoring houses. Clyde and Ryan are looking at houses to buy. The killer follows them looking for a burial site. These plots are neatly solved together.